Lawrence Krauss – The Origins Project: Why Religion Is The Death Of Intelligence

Lawrence Krauss is the theoretical physicist, cosmologist and best-selling author.

He has written over 300 scientific publications and 9 books, including the bestsellers “The Physics of Star Trek” and “A Universe from Nothing.”

Lawrence Krauss also served on the science policy committee for President Barack Obama, acted in Hollywood films, and run the Origins Project Foundation, dedicated to hosting public panel discussions & podcasts, on science, culture, and social issues.

00:00 Trailer.

02:42 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.

03:20 Brian’s introduction.

04:11 Podcasting with guests of diverse expertise using the same team as made The Unbelievers film.

07:03 Concern for Science colleagues in UK with the threat of Brexit approaching.

11:55 The dark side of climate change and a conundrum when the ice sheet melts into the sea in Greenland.

29:46 The most effective way to govern people is to make them afraid and how to counteract this.

33:20 Humans are perhaps just a tiny blip of insignificance on the planet.

35:35 Lawrence is impressed by teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

41:00 Existential global threats.

48:01 Why, religiously speaking, Lawrence is now an apatheist. Religion poisons everything.

1:00:52 What Lawrence thinks of the flat earth movement.

1:03:04 What is new and exciting in the world of scientific discoveries and why science news is important.

1:14:44 Need for everyone to learn the scientific process of sceptical enquiry in a pseudo democratic society.

1:27:23 Being a politician automatically limits you, but Donald Trump discards the science for his own ends.

1:29:33 You don’t have to be a mathematical wizard to be a great scientist.

1:31:37 Would Lawrence ever teach again? His thoughts on effect of political correctness upon campuses.

1:40:03 Does he think that ASU was fair to him or did they succumb to the political correctness of the time.

1:46:28 What the prospects for the next ten years are for Lawrence.

1:48:50 What scares him.

1:50:17 What we would be surprised to learn about Lawrence Krauss.

1:52:47 What keeps him awake at night.

1:54:12 Success secrets.

1:54:53 … Phone call to the 20 years old Lawrence Krauss.

1:56:04 Best advice he ever received.

2:02:58 Advice to the 20 years-old watching.

2:03:26 Brian’s summing up.

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Massimo Marchi
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This is the stupidest conversation I’ve ever seen on LR. As much this guy is full of “know it all” and “understand it all” he does not realize that doing so he is reaching in a sort of ying/yang effect the exact opposite he is contradicting – the religious and the origin of life. He is so full of BS that he is even able to say that we are close to reproduce life, which is our f course not true, unless you are happy with some very basic games played by scientists with some fatty acid and rna….which is… Read more »

Ellys
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Ellys

Religion must be the death of intelligence, that is probably why all the Ivy League universities in America were founded by Christian Churches, and the oldest universities in the English speaking world were founded to teach Theology and Law.

scottjohnty25553
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scottjohnty25553

England has been flooded with so much mass immigration that the English are an ethnic minority in their own country by 2066 they are already the minority in their own capital city London ! What have the immigrants brought a rape gang epidemic a terrorism epidemic a knife crime epidemic FGM and an acid attack epidemic and this rootless cosmopolitan elite will call that “vibrant” and attack people for voting for Brexit in order to stop the EU from flooding their country with migrants all he’s angry about is that he wont be able to get his dirty little rat… Read more »

clintelyonson314
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clintelyonson314

Brian just briefly, I like a lot of what Lawrence is saying however you cannot agree with him when it comes to the insignificance of human beings if you are of the mindset that we can gather energy from the universe and tap into the quantum field and perhaps believe that the universe is always giving and it’s full of abundance instead of the universe being something that wants to kill us. It seems to me that the new movement towards tapping into the Cosmos and using the universe has a way to overcome our lives issues is in stark… Read more »

sueshurkey374
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sueshurkey374

Great interview!

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Religion is a creation of man. Science does not contradict God. Would love to see an interview with Hugh Ross, astronomer and best-selling author of numerous books – including Improbable Planet and Why the Universe Is the Way It Is. Founder of Reasons to Believe . org.

HermitTheFrog
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HermitTheFrog

Just like Obama: cool, “smart”, smooth talking globalist shill. A sophist. Do not trust this man.

cgirondat640
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cgirondat640

As a physicist, Krause is one of the brightest minds in the world. It is really sad to read poor commentaries here.

hazarikamohit1020
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hazarikamohit1020

Watch intelligent laurence krauss debate with hamza tzotzis lmao
https://youtu.be/uSwJuOPG4FI

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👌👌👌

Quenten
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Quenten

Intellectually confused! Keen mind but lacking knowledge and experience of the great spirit. Generally, the magnetism of materialist, confused or opaque intellectual and deluded brings us all down.

Kumar
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Kumar

What a scientist!